Per Jorgensen
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Per Jorgensen
Per Jrgensen
Per Jrgensen Nattjazz 2015-2.jpg
Jrgensen with Agbaland at Nattjazz 2015
Background information
Born (1952-09-09) 9 September 1952 (age 66)
Bergen, Norway
Genres Jazz
Instruments Trumpet
Labels ECM, NorCD, Odin

Per Jrgensen (born 9 September 1952) is a Norwegian multi-instrumentalist with trumpet as his main instrument, also known for his vocal contributions, in collaboration with Dag Arnesen, Knut Kristiansen, Alex Riel, Jon Christensen, Jon Balke, Audun Kleive, Jan Gunnar Hoff, Marilyn Mazur, Nils Petter Molvr, Bugge Wesseltoft, and Terje Isungset.[1][2]


Jrgensen was a major voice in Bergen Jazz Community in the 1970s, with marked musical performances with bands such as Danmarksplass Rock og Jazz (trumpet and voice) with the young saxophoneplayer Olav Dale from Voss and the profound Bergen guitarist Ole Thomsen, now central member of the Bergen Big Band.[3] He was also a central member of the Bergen Blues Band (guitar and voice) and Knut Kristiansen Kvintett, and later on 'Tamma', JKleBa, Magnetic North Orchestra[3] and in various duo projects with Jon Balke,[4]Terje Isungset and others.[5]

In 1991, Jrgensen was awarded "Vossajazzprisen" for his contribution to jazz in Hordaland, and was the same year he was elected "FNJ" (The Norwegian Jazz Musicians Federation) "Jazz Musician of the Year". From 1992 he held a Trio ("J.I.G.") in Bergen together with Terje Isungset and Ole Amund Gjersvik, in 1993 he also had a trio collaboration with Eldbjrg Raknes and Christian Wallumrd, and toured with Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra (recording in 1993 released 1995, another release 2002 and one in 2004). In 1995 he was a soloist with the "Veslefrekk" at Vossajazz.[1]

Jrgensen has extensive collaboration with many international performers including guitarist Tobias Sjgren with Unspoken Songs and The Thule Spirit (2006),[6] and percursjonist Marilyn Mazur with firstly Circular Chant (1995) with among others Nils Petter Molvr and Bugge Wesseltoft.[3]x



Album participations:

With JKleBa
With Jon Balke and Magnetic North Orchestra
  • 1992: Further - (ECM) - trumpet, vocals
  • 1995: Solarized - (Emarcy) - trumpet, vocals
  • 2002: Kyanos - (ECM) - trumpet, vocals
  • 2004: Diverted travels - (ECM) - trumpet, vocals
  • 2012: Magnetic Works 1993-2001 (ECM), compilation
Duo with Tobias Sjgren
  • 1996: Unspoken Words - trumpet, vocals
  • 2006: The Thule Spirit - (ToBeJazz Music) - trumpet, vocals
With other projects

As producer:

As composer/songwriter


  1. ^ a b "Jrgensen, Per Biography - Norsk Musikkinformasjon".  (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ "Per Jrgensen Biography -".  Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ a b c "Jkleba pner Vossa Jazz - Jazznytt,". Archived from the original on 14 June 2015.  (in Norwegian)
  4. ^ Hareuveni, Eyal (27 August 2008). "Agbalagba Daada". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010. 
  5. ^ Hareuveni, Eyal (14 April 2007). "Two Moons". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010. 
  6. ^ "Vellykket "comeback" - Oslopuls, Aftenposten". 

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Preceded by
Knut Kristiansen
Recipient of the Vossajazzprisen
Succeeded by
Dag Arnesen
Preceded by
Bjrn Kjellemyr
Recipient of the Buddyprisen
Succeeded by
Ole Jacob Hansen
Preceded by
Karin Krog
Recipient of the Radka Toneff Memorial Award
Succeeded by
Live Maria Roggen

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